Thursday, January 3, 2008

Just In Case You Ever Wonder

My aunt send this book to my children for Christmas, and it is my very favorite book I have EVER read to them. Max Lucado is a phenomenal writer, and he has done it again. This is one terrific book, and I had to share it with you, or at least some of my favorite parts.

Warning: this book is not for the faint of heart.


Long, long ago, God made a decision -

a very important decision...

one that I'm really glad He made.

He made the decision to make you.


The same hands that made the stars made you.

The same hands that made canyons made you.

The same hands that made trees and the moon and the sun made you.


That's why you are so special.

God made you.


And since you are so special,

God wanted to put you in just the right home...

where you would be warm when it's cold,

where you'd be safe when you're afraid,

where you'd have fun and learn about heaven.


So, after lots of looking for just the right family, God sent you to me.

And I'm so glad he did.


I'll always love you.

I'll always hug you.

I'll always be on your side.


And I want you to know that...

in case you ever wonder.


Remember I'm here for you.

On dark nights when you hear noises in your closet, call me.


When you see monsters in the shadows, call me.


On hard days when kids are mean, and don't treat you like they should, come to me.


I love you, and I always will,

just in case you ever wonder.


Most of all, I'll be here to teach you about God.

He loves you.

He protects you.

He and His angels are always watching over you.


And God wants me to make sure you know about heaven.

It's a wonderful place.

There are not tears there.

No monsters.

No mean people.

You never have to say "good bye,"

or "good night,"

or "I'm hungry."

You never get cold or sick or afraid.


In heaven, you are so close to God that He will hug you,

just like I hug you.


It's going to be wonderful.


I will be there, too. I promise.

We will be there together, forever.


Remember that...

Just in case you ever wonder.

3 comments:

carolyn said...

What is the title of that book?

Alli Dunham said...

And down come the tears...again. Really, what is the title of this tear-jerker...er...book?

Tricia said...

The title is "Just In Case You Ever Wonder", by Max Lucado.

I knew you would love it!